I was looking for a simple shelf build for some books I've had in boxes for a few years. These plans were perfect!! I LOVE the details you provided in offsetting the support pieces slightly from the frame and am very pleased with the way that this build turned out. I followed your instructions to the letter (and the pictures were awesome too!) and am super pleased with the results! I did stain the shelf tops to contrast with the legs and shelf support pieces. This ladder bookshelf is sturdy and strong, but surprisingly light weight (I used pine 2x4 cut down to 2x2 pieces for the legs and support pieces, and 3/4 inch plywood for the shelf tops).